Dear Neighbors and Friends,
I am seeking reelection to Manhattan Beach City Council. My continued commitment to you, our residents, is protecting our strong community values, our quality of life and ensuring the long-term fiscal responsibility and sustainability of our city.
I have lived in our great city for 20 years where I was blessed to meet my lovely and talented wife, Kris Mackerer, a 39 year Manhattan Beach resident. Together we have created three local specialty retail stores, 2 of which are in the heart of our iconic downtown. A former Executive Board Member of the Manhattan Beach Downtown Business Association, I continue to work closely with business owners, commercial property owners and residents towards a fair and balanced approach to an economically vibrant and residential friendly Manhattan Beach.
Living here for 20 years, I have many reasons to give thanks. Our city’s beauty and character, its culture, beaches and climate coupled with our schools, family focus and our strong sense of community are second to none. We are a jewel among jewels in the South Bay. But that position is neither an entitlement nor guaranteed. My vision, my focus, and my work will be to ensure we maintain and better our place.
I will continue, as your City Council member, to couple these guiding principles with my 20 years of residency and vast international business experience to bring a familiar, strong voice to fight for what’s important to Manhattan Beach: our city, our community and our residents.
Throughout my personal and professional life, one thing has always remained constant — responsibility. Responsibility for vision, leadership, decision making, succession planning, performance management, community and public relations, and most important … results — that lead to customer, constituent stakeholder and shareholder success.
I will continue to apply these skills and experiences gained over 30 years as a business executve, and my past 4 years on City Council to serve you. I do not believe political affiliation nor ideology should be the driving force when it comes to making important decisions for our city. Instead, I will use the same guiding principles and accept the same responsibility for success as I have done throughout my business career. The city, its residents and businesses are my customers, my stakeholders and shareholders. I will work hard towards your success and well being.
I again respectfully ask for your vote in this important election so that I may continue to represent you on our City Council. I will continue to ensure that the decisions we make today are not only right for today but also for the vitality of our great city long into the future. I welcome the opportunity to speak with you and listen to your ideas about our city and its direction. Please call me or email me with any questions you may have about my background or candidacy. Together we can make a difference.